Break In [signed copy]
Michael Joseph, London, 1985, ISBN: 0 First edition, AUTHOR SIGNED COPY, out-of-print hardback in protected dustjacket [faint drip stn at bottom of rear edge-fold o/w unblemished, price-clipped], 272 pp, author's signed owner’s inscription & dedication on half-title page, black cloth/gilt, top-edge narrowly sunned, well tanned edges o/w bright unmarked textblock. VG+/VG++. (Book ref. 34106) £15.50
Michael Joseph, London, 1982, ISBN: 0 3rd impression of First edition, out-of-print hardback in dustjacket [price-clipped o/w unblemished], 278 pp, black cloth/gilt, slight lean, slightly toned top-edge o/w near fine copy. VG++/NF. (Book ref. 34105) £12.50
Michael Joseph, London, 1975, ISBN: 0 First edition, out-of-print hardback in dustjacket [dustjacket laminated to boards], 239 pp, black cloth/silver, ex-library residues o/w clean bright textblock, good reading copy. VG. (Book ref. 34103) £7.50
Michael Joseph, London, 1975, ISBN: 0 1st impression of First edition, out-of-print hardback in dustjacket [Chris Yates artwork, tiny scuff on spine, slightly tanned panels o/w unmarked, not price-clipped £2.95 net], 239 pp, black cloth/silver, slight lean, no inscriptions, covers & contents unblemished, near fine book. NF/VG+. (Book ref. 34102) £30.00
a brilliant opportunity to acquire a complete bargain set of all Dick Francis novels from 1962 to 2000, including at least one SIGNED copy in a 40 volume collection comprising: "Dead Cert, Nerve, For Kicks, Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Forfeit, Enquiry, Rat Race, Bonecrack, Smokescreen, Slay-ride, Knockdown, High Stakes, In the Frame, Risk, Trial Run, Whip Hand, Reflex, Twice Shy, Banker, Danger, Proof, Break in, Bolt, Hot Money, Edge, Straight, Longshot, Comeback, Driving Force, Decider, Wild Horses, Come to Grief, To the Hilt, 10 lb. Penalty, Field of Thirteen, Second Wind, Shattered, Lester."
Michael Joseph, London, 1962, ISBN: 0 a 40 volumes complete bargain set of all Dick Francis' best-selling novels from 1962 to 2000, including at least one AUTHOR SIGNED COPY; nearly all First editions which includes his acclaimed biography of fellow Champion jockey & best friend, Lester Piggott; all but one are hardback in dustjacket, mostly 1st printing with one or two later impressions - one is American 1st, one DFL edition, one paperback, two ex-library, one book club, just one or two are in quality facsimile jackets; very few are less than VG+ - most are VG++ to Fine. Titles include: comprising: "Dead Cert, Nerve, For Kicks, Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Forfeit, Enquiry, Rat Race, Bonecrack, Smokescreen, Slay-ride, Knockdown, High Stakes, In the Frame, Risk, Trial Run, Whip Hand, Reflex, Twice Shy, Banker, Danger, Proof, Break in, Bolt, Hot Money, Edge, Straight, Longshot, Comeback, Driving Force, Decider, Wild Horses, Come to Grief, To the Hilt, 10 lb. Penalty, Field of Thirteen, Second Wind, Shattered, Lester." NB almost all have been listed individually on our website over the last 6 months for a total amount in excess of £1,000. NB multiple volume set - non-standard for delivery with postage supplement to any destination, p&p tba. *see an actual image of this item on our website or by request. NB we have another 73 books by Dick Francis on our website & Abe. (Book ref. 34101) £750.00
Dead Cert [the author's first novel]
Michael Joseph, London, 1984, ISBN: 0 10th impression of First edition (1962), out-of-print hardback in protected dustjacket [glossy bright artwork, very slightly sunned spine o/w virtually unblemished, not price-clipped £7.95 net], 206 pp, red cloth/bright gilt, no inscriptions, covers & contents immaculate, fine copy. Fine/NF. *see an actual image of this copy on our website or by request. NB we have another 73 books by Dick Francis on our website & Abe. (Book ref. 34100) £70.00
Dead Cert [the author's first novel]
Michael Joseph, London, 1968, ISBN: 0 5th impression of First edition , out-of-print hardback in repro dustjacket [clean new facsimile jacket of later impression with same artwork showing hardly any blemish on the original except careless edge-folds], 206 pp, nice clean maroon boards/bright gilt with just a couple of dark marks, spine lean & couple of tiny edge scuffs, marked endpapers though no inscriptions, single Bristol library ID stamp with no other residues, toned closed edges, some page blemishes with a couple of punctures p23, maybe not the most attractive copy but a serviceable reading copy. G+/near VG. *see an actual image of this copy on our website or by request. NB we have another 73 books by Dick Francis on our website & Abe. (Book ref. 34099) £50.00
SILVER DOLLAR - THE GREATEST HORSE STORY EVER WRITTEN
(Gwendoline 1962 1st edn) 8vo 187pp. Flamboyant dedication on ffep signed by Leslie W Robinson. Good clean sound copy in a slightly tatty dustwrapper (chips and tears with slight loss). (Book ref. 9472) £5.00
LAMBOURN VILLAGE OF RACING
(Barker 1982) 8v0 178pp. bw ills. F/F (Book ref. 6292) £7.50
THE HORSEMAN IN OUR MIDST A GUIDE TO NAGMANOLOGY
(Pelham 1963) 8vo unpaginated. Black and white cartoons. Boards a little stained. Good in a poor torn dustwrapper (Book ref. 6287) £5.00
Timeform Racehorses of 1968.
Hardback. Pub. Portway Press. First 1969 The 1968 flat season was a great season. The Irish trained super horse Sir Ivor won the Epsom Derby thanks to Lester Piggott who held the horse up for a late run. Royal Palace the previous years Derby winner won five races. Ribero the son of Ribot won the Irish Sweeps Derby and the English St. Leger. Nole Murless was the Champion Trainer and Vincent O'Brien was the runner-up. Ribot was the Champion Sire and Sir Gaylord and Ballymoss were the runners-up. Lester was the Champion jockey with Scotsman Sandy Barclay and Australian Ron Hutchinson the runners-ups. D/W - A superb copy.. Book - Nr Fine. (Book ref. 1073) £50.00
Queen of the Turf. The Dorothy Paget Story.. Multi Signed.
Hardback. Pub. Arthur Barker. 1973. ISBN 0213164353. The Hon. Dorothy Paget was one of the most famous women ever involved in horse racing. She bought numerous racehorses and used many of them for her huge betting coups. D/W - Nr Fine in a protective cover. Book - Has an inscription from Pam to Ann. With signatures by Willie Carson, Best Wishes Dick Francis", Jeremy Tree, Joe Mercer, Graham Sexton and Edward Hide. There are three others, but I care not to guess whose they are o/w Nr Fine. (Book ref. 1446) £90.00
Racehorses of 1965.
A heavy Hardback. Pub. Portway Press. First 1966. ISBN This is one of the greatest Timeform Annuals ever published. The success of the French bred colt Sea Bird II entitled the European horse racing year to be as known as "Sea Bird's Year". Sea Bird was awarded a Timeform rating of 145 and was never been beaten. Book - Fine. D/W - a brand new copy. (Book ref. 1303) £60.00
THE HISTORY OF HORSE RACING. First Past the Post. (ISBN:97818161472847)
2010 Hardback. 1st. Ed. 160pp. Col. illus. Near fine in V.G. D/J. (No inscriptions, price clipped). (Book ref. 40127) £17.50
FAVOURITE RACEHORSES. (ISBN:0900599960)
1997 Hardback. 1st.Ed. 368pp. Many b/w illus. Near fine in V.G. D.J with some creasing (No inscriptions, price unclipped). The ultimate bedside book for the racing enthusiast. 'Favourite Racehorses' is an anthology designed to entertain as well as to educate and inform. It provides the reader with a glimpse of instant history, while at the same time setting major achievements and occasions in the perspective of a golden era for racing. Tudor Minstrel's breathtakingvictory in the 1947 Two Thousand Guineas opens the first chapter, and goes on to recall The Greats such as Sea Bird II, Ribot, Brigadier Gerard and, more recently, Shergar and Dancing Brave. Steeplechasing's biggest names, Arkle, Desert , Desert Orchid & Red Rum, also have a chapter to themselves. It provides a fascinating and varied insight into racing ove the last half century. The titles of some of the chapters 'Further Food For The Optimist', 'The Dreaded Timeform Squiggle', 'Tales Of The Turf' - offer more clues to the wide range of topics dealt with in its 368 pages. Pictorially too, 'Favourite Racehorses' is unique, containing nearly 400 photographs which provide a splendidly vivid record of the highlights of fifty years of racing, including work by Ed Byrne, John Crofts, Alec Russell andGeorge Selwyn. Here is a treasury of deeds - including some that have not achieved lasting fame but probably should have - that will enthral the reader from beginning to end. (Book ref. 40119) £40.00
THE BARRY BROGAN STORY. In His Own Words. (ISBN:021316745X)
1981. Hardback. 1st.Ed. 208pp. B/W illus. V.G+ in V.G. D/J. (Inscription front paste down, price clipped). Autobiography of National Hunt jockey. (Book ref. 40118) £20.00
RACEHORSES OF 2003. Racehorse of the Year - Dalakhani. (ISBN:190157041X).
2004 Hardback. 1216pp. Many b/w photo’s. Fine in near fine D/W. (No inscriptions, price unclipped). (Book ref. 39161) £25.00
DANOLI. The People's Champion.
Hardback. Pub. Robson Books. First 1997. ISBN 1861051093 The champion steeplchaser Danoli started on the flat in 1992 and won all three races. In 1993 he was put over hurdles and won nine out of his sixteen races. However, during that period seriously damaged his leg, had a seven month break and won his first comeback race. In 1996 he went over fences he ran seven times and won four races including Hennesse Cognac Gold Cup. D/W - Fine. Book - Fine. (Book ref. 1072) £7.00
Sires Of Winners. The Stallion Side Of Breeding And Racing (Volumes I & II)
The Batchworth Press, 1949 First Edition 943pp, original blue boards, Fine in VG dw with small tears repaired. Two volumes in One. Very scarce in dustwrapper. Sires Of Winners serves as a record of each stallion and of his winning progeny, as well as being a guide to those who may regard the bo (Book ref. 49460) £45.00
The swift runner: racing speed through the ages, including standard points of its foundation breed, the marathon runner
George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound larger format book with no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket which has chipping at the edges - 95% complete. 146 pages, 4 colour plates, hundreds of text illustrations (Book ref. 36149) £35.00